Vacation where I want to be

Be perfect with: Exercise for beginners (PDF)

Many of my beginner students find it confusing when to use sein or haben in German Present Perfect tense. It's important to remember that the majority of verbs use have to form the present perfect tense. Only a limited amount of verbs use, so your task is just to remember them. In this post, you will find a list of verbs that form the Present Perfect tense in German with the verb be and an exercise to practice using them. I wanted to make this beginner-friendly, so I tried to include only the most used verbs. You can easily find a full list of verbs that use sein on the Internet, but this list is a good start for beginners.

  1. come(to come) - has come
  2. to run(to run, walk) - went
  3. walk(to go) - has gone
  4. drive(to drive, go) - has driven
  5. to fly (to fly) - Flew
  6. to travel(to travel) - has traveled
  7. (move(to move) - has moved
  8. stand up(to get up) - got up
  9. wake up(to wake up) - has woken up
  10. fall asleep(to fall asleep) - fell asleep
  11. happen(to happen) - has happened
  12. stay(to stay) - has remained
  13. become(to become) - has become
  14. be(to be) - has been

Perfect with his exercise

Fill in the helping verb “sein” and past participle of the verb.

come

  1. You are again too late came .
  2. I ________ yesterday at 10 p.m. home ________.
  3. Why don't you ________ on the weekend?
  4. On Monday ________ my friends visiting ________.
  5. He ________ late for work ________.

walk

  1. Why ________ you go home so early ________?
  2. She (she) ________ straight home after school ________.
  3. ________ you went to bed late yesterday ________?
  4. At the weekend ________ I go to the cinema ________.
  5. He ________ to the dentist ________.

drive

  1. My father ________ on the bus to work ________.
  2. We ________ last summer to France ________.
  3. I ________ by train to Zurich ________.
  4. ________ You went to Munich the day before yesterday ________?
  5. When ________ you to Paris ________?

be

  1. I have never ________ in Austria ________.
  2. ________ you already in Switzerland ________?
  3. ________ Have you (formally) already in Berlin ________?
  4. Where ________ he ________ for so long?
  5. You (they) ________ on vacation ________.

to fly

  1. We ________ last spring to Japan ________.
  2. When did you ________ go to the US ________?
  3. I ________ in the summer to Greece ________.
  4. Why ________ they (they, pl) not ________ to Finland?
  5. This morning he ________ to Berlin ________.

get up / wake up

  1. We ________ yesterday late ________.
  2. Today I ________ at 7 a.m. ________.
  3. ________ you this morning ________?
  4. Why are you ________ so late today ________?
  5. On the weekend ________ my son at 10 ________.

fall asleep

  1. I ________ only at 2 a.m. ________.
  2. When ________ you ________ yesterday?
  3. My child ________ this morning ________.
  4. We ________ at midnight ________.
  5. My husband ________ at 10 p.m. ________.

to travel

  1. Where do you ________ in the summer ________?
  2. In winter ________ we to Russia ________.
  3. I ________ last year to France ________.
  4. ________ Have you ever ________ to India?
  5. My grandparents ________ never go abroad ________.

happen

  1. What you _______?
  2. That ________ me never ________.
  3. When ________ because that ________?
  4. Did you hear what yesterday ________ ________?
  5. Him ________ nothing ________.

stay

  1. We ________ at the weekend at home ________.
  2. I ________ until the end of ________.
  3. ________ you at home all day yesterday ________?
  4. My girlfriend ________ overnight ________.
  5. ________ you at home last night ________?

become

  1. ________ you finished ________?
  2. The children ________ so big ________.
  3. My son ________ doctor ________.
  4. We ________ very wet ________.
  5. She is sick ________.

pull

  1. When ________ you to Germany ________?
  2. I ________ 2 years ago to Frankfurt ________.
  3. We ________ to Hamburg ________.
  4. Why ________ you to Austria ________?
  5. She (she) ________ went to Switzerland last year ________.

to run

  1. I ________ 4 kilometers ________.
  2. The cat ________ out of the house ________.
  3. We ________ through the park ________.
  4. ________ all good ________?

solutions

come

  1. You are again too late came.
  2. I am home yesterday at 10 p.m. came.
  3. Why are not her on the weekend came ?
  4. On Monday are visiting my friends came.
  5. He is late for work came.

walk

  1. Why are you home so early went?
  2. you is straight home after school went.
  3. Are you went to bed late yesterday went?
  4. On the weekend am I go to the cinema went.
  5. He is to the dentist went.

drive

  1. My father is with the bus to work hazards .
  2. We are to France last summer hazards.
  3. I am by train to Zurich hazards.
  4. are You went to Munich the day before yesterday hazards?
  5. When are her to Paris hazards?

be

  1. I am never in Austria been .
  2. Are you already in Switzerland been?
  3. are You already in Berlin been?
  4. Where is he for so long been?
  5. you are on vacation been.

to fly

  1. We are to Japan last spring flown .
  2. When are you to the USA flown?
  3. I am in summer to Greece flown.
  4. Why are they don't go to Finland flown?
  5. This morning is he went to Berlin flown.

get up / wake up

  1. We are yesterday late got up / woke up.
  2. today am me at 7 o'clock got up / woke up.
  3. are You early this morning got up / woke up ?
  4. Why are you so late today got up / woke up?
  5. On the weekend is my son at 10 got up / woke up.

fall asleep

  1. I am not until 2 a.m. fell asleep.
  2. When are You yesterday fell asleep?
  3. My child is early today fell asleep.
  4. We are at midnight fell asleep.
  5. my man is at 22 o clock fell asleep.

to travel

  1. Where are you in summer traveled?
  2. In the winter are we to Russia traveled.
  3. I am to France last year traveled.
  4. are Have you ever been to India traveled?
  5. My grandparents are never abroad traveled.

happen

  1. What is to you happens?
  2. The is me never happens.
  3. When is because that happens?
  4. Did you hear what yesterday happensis?
  5. Him is Nothing happens.

stay

  1. We are at home on weekends remained .
  2. I am until the endremained.
  3. Are you at home all day yesterday remained?
  4. My girlfriend is over night remained.
  5. are You at home last night remained?

become

  1. Are you finished become?
  2. The children are so big become.
  3. my son is doctor become.
  4. We are all wet become.
  5. you is ill become.

pull

  1. When are you to Germany drawn?
  2. I am 2 years ago to Frankfurt drawn.
  3. We are to Hamburg drawn.
  4. Why are You to Austria drawn?
  5. She (she) is last year in Switzerland drawn.

to run

  1. I am 4 kilometers ran.
  2. The cat is out of the house ran.
  3. We are through the park ran.
  4. Is all good ran?

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